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Flights to Jeddah in 2021

Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceRp 11,249,108Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip fromRp 11,092,077From Jakarta to Jeddah
One-way fromRp 7,094,932One-way flight from Jakarta to Jeddah

Cheapest prices for Jeddah flights by month

January
Rp 10,716,916
February
Rp 10,900,214
March
Rp 10,722,627
April
Rp 10,439,543
May
Rp 10,034,547
June
Rp 9,658,530
July
Rp 10,644,254
August
Rp 10,226,552
September
Rp 10,176,303
October
Rp 9,840,685
November
Rp 9,920,628
December
Rp 11,000,571
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Jeddah is June. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Jeddah?

JKT - JED
Price
Rp 9,658,530 - Rp 16,942,042
JED
Temperature
29 - 40 °C
JED
Rainfall
0 - 11 mm
Flying to Jeddah in June is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Jeddah then July is statistically the hottest. December is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Jeddah?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Jeddah, you should look to book at least 61 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Jeddah?

The cheapest day to fly to Jeddah is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Jeddah?

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Jeddah. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

When to fly:

The most popular times to visit are during the winter months for Hajj or during summer for the Jeddah Summer Festival.  Winter, from October till March, sees average temperatures of between 20-30C, with sunny days and cooler nights.  Be aware that the city is extremely busy from October onwards as the Hajj pilgrimage season gets underway. It is advisable to book flights to Jeddah well in advance if you are planning to visit during this period. Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and is a compulsory religious responsibility that every Muslim must be a part of at least once throughout their life. During Hajj, pilgrims will congregate in hundreds and thousands in what is considered to be one of the largest annual gathering of people in the world. Several rituals and processions take place and pilgrims will shave their heads as an act of sacrifice. Due to the increase in demand at this time, cheap flights to Jeddah are less available.

Summer is hot and humid, with July temperatures reaching 43C by day and 30C in the evenings. For over 10 years, thousands of visitors flock to the city for the Jeddah Summer Festival during this period, and over 250 events include exhibitions, shows, fairs, competitions and games.

The best time to book a cheap flight is during the low season which runs through March and April when temperatures are pleasant and the city is less crowded.  Peak season runs from October till January for Hajj and during summer months, particularly in July and August when the festival is on, and during this time flight prices rise accordingly.

Why visit?

The exquisite Red Sea coast city of Jeddah is more accessible than many other parts of Saudi Arabia, and as well as being a gateway to pilgrims heading to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina during Hajj season, it is a magnificent destination in its own right.  The city is famous for historic coral houses in its al-Balad or old town district, the world’s highest fountain – the King Fahd Fountain, and the spectacular floating mosque.  The Corniche and terrific scuba diving sites in the Red Sea are other great reasons to visit, and Jeddah is also a haven for shoppers with malls such as Al Seraifi featuring the top designer and luxury brands.

The ancient walled city of Jeddah was historically one of the most important sites in the Arab world, and you’ll certainly want to see the towering coral houses that were the home of some of the most prominent traders.  Naseef House is one of the best preserved and has been transformed into a museum.

If you have booked flights to Jeddah, be sure to visit the bustling Souq al-Alawi market right in the heart of the old city to haggle for bargains, or take a stroll to the beach.  The beautiful sculpture-lined Corniche stretches for 22 miles (35 km) along the Red Sea coast and the promenade is where local people gather to chat or enjoy family picnics and gatherings. Scuba diving is a major reason for a visit to Jeddah and divers comes from all over the world to take advantage of some of the top Red Sea dive sites.

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Getting around Jeddah

It isn’t usual for visitors to take the bus, and in fact many locals also prefer to use taxis.  They are plentiful and cheap, and many hotels also operate their own free service to ferry guests to the shopping malls and other attractions.

Getting downtown:

When taking a flight to Jeddah you will land at King Abdulaziz International Airportc (JED) which is notable for its Hajj Terminal that can handle thousands of passengers during the pilgrimage.  The Hajj Terminal and the regular terminals are 5 miles (8km) apart and access between the two is by taxi only. The airport is 11 miles (19km) to the north of the city and taxi is the most common way to get in.  There are plenty of taxis available outside the terminals, though it is preferable to agree on the fare before boarding. 

 

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